Archives for January 2011

Facebook Images May Leave Clues for Cyberstalkers

According to a Nielsen report last year, the average person spends 7 hours per month on Facebook.  Not suprising considering how Facebook and other online media sites have changed how we live our lives. However, when you go up to upload a camera phone picture of your weekend activities with the kids, you should be aware that these otherwise … [Read more...]

How To Avoid Paying Taxes

As January comes to a close, and we review our W-2s from last year, paying taxes comes to mind. Many may receive a tax refund, while others struggle to put together money needed to pay taxes to the IRS and the South Carolina Department of Revenue. If you owe the IRS and/or the South Carolina Department of Revenue money, you should know that to … [Read more...]

Netflix to Face Class Action Lawsuit

Netflix to Face Class Action Suit US District Court Judge Phyllis Hamilton has granted class action status to subscribers of Netflix Inc. Also included in the suit is Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and the case stems from the companies collusion and antitrust practices. The suit was originally filed in 2009 alleging that both Netflix and … [Read more...]

South Carolina Workers Protected Under the Wage Payment Act and FLSA

Many employees are unaware and are often abused with regards to the application of the Fair Labor and Standards Act and the South Carolina Wage Payment Act. According to the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor, for the year 2003 alone, over $212 million in back wages were paid due to violations of the overtime laws. Aside from the … [Read more...]

IRS Tax Relief Provided For All

Obtaining tax relief on your own is an uphill battle since you are facing an expert on the matter, the Internal Revenue Service. The government agency would take legal action to make you pay for your taxes, either through garnishment, liens and levies. As the process runs its course, so with it does your tax debt with the compounded penalties and … [Read more...]

The Fine Print in the Use of Debit Cards

Debit cards have been used commercially for three decades now but a surprising statistic was found in 2009. In that year, debit card use surpassed credit card use for the first time according to a study conducted by Javelin Strategy and Research, as reported by WIS.  At first glance this may be a good thing, but there are matters unseen that make … [Read more...]

Brett Favre to Face Sexual Harrassment Charges

Brett Favre is now being blitzed for sexual harassment. Christina Scavo and Shannon O’Toole, former New York Jets massage therapists, have filed charges against the current Minnesota Vikings quarterback. Scavo, in her statement, said that Favre, who was then quarterback for the New York Jets, propositioned her to have sex with him and another … [Read more...]

Winter Weather Possible This Weekend

According to, there is a a chance of a wintry mix beginning late Sunday night, early Monday morning in Columbia, SC. Oxford dictionaries defines a wintry mix as "variable precipitation consisting of rain, freezing rain, sleet, or snow." This would be the second time this winter that snow could hit the Midlands. Over the Christmas … [Read more...]

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